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Trail & Public Access Easements

Model Grant of Fishing & Boating Access Easement

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Use to provide public access to or along a waterway for fishing, boating or other recreational and educational uses. This model legal instrument may be used as a stand-alone document or may be coupled with a Grant of Conservation Easement to provide natural resource protections as well. The commentary to PALTA's Model Trail Easement Agreement doubles as the commentary to this model.
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Model Grant of Trail Easement with Commentary: A Short Form Alternative to the Model Trail Easement Agreement

2010
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
The Model Grant of Trail Easement is brief--one page (exclusive of signatures)--as compared to the Model Trail Easement Agreement. The shorter document is useful where brevity is the paramount concern. If you want to establish certainty as to landowner and holder rights and responsibilities and other matters, the Model Trail Easement Agreement may be the better choice. Download both the model and the commentary. PALTA is presently accepting comments on the draft second edition, which was released in August 2017.
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Model Mortgage Subordination and Commentary

2011
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A model legal document and accompanying guidance to help users in obtaining the "subordination" of a mortgage to a conservation easement. Download both the model and the commentary.
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Model Trail Easement Agreement with Commentary

2010
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This widely used model is coupled with an expansive commentary that provides alternative and optional provisions and the reasoning behind each provision. Users can easily customize the document to handle a variety of potential trail types and uses. Download both the model and the commentary. PALTA is presently accepting comments on the draft 4th edition, which was released in August 2017.
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Pennsylvania's Fishing & Boating Access Strategy

2010
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission
Provides the necessary tools to make sound decisions on the discovery and selection of priority access points, acquisitions of keep properties, and the design and develoment of new or improvements to existing facilities.
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Trail Easements

2015
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
A landowner may convey to another person the rights to create a trail, open it for public use and maintain it without the owner giving up ownership and enjoyment of the land through which the trail passes.
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www.americantrails.org

This website is an online trails resource maintained by American Trails. It Includes a wealth of resources on design, accessibility, impact studies and more. The site is a comprehensive source for planning, building, designing, funding, managing, enhancing, and supporting trails, and greenways.
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